2 more flyovers to open on NH-8

February 28th, 2007

Gurgaon: Commuters heading towards Gurgaon from Delhi may be tired of the claims by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) of giving them relief on NH-8 but officials claim South City Crossing and IFFCO Chowk will soon be free from the mess, thanks to the opening of two new flyovers on March 2. Although these flyovers could have been opened on Wednesday, highly placed sources said no minister will be able make it to the inauguration owing to the presentation of the Union budget.

With the opening of these two flyovers, the entire stretch between Palam crossing and Hero Honda Chowk will become signal free. ‘‘Though it will not put an end to the commuters’ woes, we are sure that the situation will improve at these two spots.
Earlier, even after a smooth drive from Sirhole border to IFFCO Chowk, traffic coming from Gurgaon had to negotiate the snarls at these crossings. At least now, they can drive non-stop,’’ said an NHAI official.

Already six out of nine flyovers on this stretch have been thrown open to traffic. The flyover at Rao Tularam (RTR) Marg and the underpass at Hero Honda Chowk remain to be completed. NHAI officials say that work at RTR will gain more steam now since they will mobilise their man and machines to this spot. Sources said that one carriageway of the flyover would be operational in April. However, the relief to commuters at Hero Honda Chowk will come much later since construction activity at this busiest crossing has not yet started. Hence, there is no denying the fact that though the opening of these two flyovers will address the traffic snarls at these spots, now commuters will have a longer delay at Sirhole border, Palam Crossing and Hero Honda Chowk.

Source: TOI(Delhi-epaper)

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